Einstein for Beginners

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Pantheon Books, 1979 - Relativity (Physics) - 173 pages
Amusing, irreverent, sophisticated and highly accessible, Einstein for Beginners is the perfect introduction to Einstein's life and thought.
Reaching back as far as Babylon (for the origins of mathematics) and the Etruscans (who thought they could handle lightning), this book takes us through the revolutions in electrical communications and technology that made the theory of relativity possible. In the process, we meet scientific luminaries and personalities of imperial Germany, as well as Galileo, Faraday, and Newton; learn why moving clocks run slower than stationary ones, why nothing can go faster than the speed of light; and follow Albert's thought as he works his way toward E = mc2, the most famous equation of the twentieth century.

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Schwartz is a physicist and psychotherapist. His research fields include particle physics, linguistics, psychopharmacology, and behavior genetics. He has a BA in psysics and sociology, also a PhD in elementary particle physics.

McGuinness is an artist, designer and former art editor at the Reader's Digest, the Sunday Times and was involved in the award-winning design of the Independent on Sunday. He is an Associate Member of the Royal Watercolour Society and has had numerous exhibitions of oils and watercolours.

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